Main Conference
January 27-29, 2017
Gaylord Texan Resort | Grapevine, TX

Connect and interact with leaders in anesthesia as they share insights and critical skills and strategies that will optimize your practice’s performance and help you stay at the forefront of anesthesia practice management.

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Pre-conference 1: Basics in Practice Management

Friday, January 27, 2017

Moderator: Brian M. Parker, M.D.

Strengthen your comprehensive understanding of basic economic and business management and regulatory principals essential to run a successful anesthesia practice beyond clinical work.

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Pre-conference 2: Building Effective Leadership

Friday, January 27, 2017
Moderator: Samuel Wald, M.D., M.B.A.

Effective leadership skills continue to increase in importance for physicians to successfully manage change. An integral part of managing an anesthesiology practice is understanding the tools necessary to meet current needs. This one-day course is a is a primer on strategies for how to become a successful leader.

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Pre-conference 3: LEAN Management in Health Care

Friday, January 27, 2017
Moderator: Shubjeet Kaur, M.D.

Add value to your practice by applying LEAN management principles. Attendees will leave with a tool kit for implementing LEAN strategies in their workplace, creating better outcomes at a lower cost.

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Pre-conference 4: Developing Your Value Proposition: How Quality Creates Value

Friday, January 27, 2017
Moderators: Linda Hertzberg, M.D., Edward Yaghmour, M.D.

As health care moves from individual physician patient encounters to systems that are quality and value driven, physician anesthesiologists are challenged to find methods to define and demonstrate their value in health care systems. This one-day course will give you the tools to define how information technology can assist you in this process and how to use service lines and other tools to define their value in your practice and remain relevant in the larger health care market.

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Pre-conference 5: NEW! Billing, Coding and Compliance

Friday, January 27, 2017
Moderator: Salvatore Vitale, M.D.

In order to survive, a practice needs to remain financially viable. Health care reform has brought with it numerous new regulations. It is imperative that anesthesia practices managers understand how to properly code, to maximize revenue for departments, and at the same time avoid billing errors.

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Pre-conference 6:
Building Blocks for Practice Transformation: Physician/Administrator Teams

Friday, January 27, 2017
Moderator: Genie Blough, M.B.A.

NEW! Focused sessions for anesthesia administrators and physician leaders to acquire tools needed to transform anesthesia practices.  As we look towards a future of changing payment models, smart anesthesia practices are evaluating everything from their basic structure to their compensation models.

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Residents and Fellows Track

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Moderator: Erica Stein, M.D.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) states that practice management should be taught during anesthesiology residency.

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